John Brown’s Body will head overseas for its first shows in the United Kingdom and New Zealand this fall. The reggae band’s UK run will consist of a 16-show run supporting label mates Easy Star All-Stars, while the group’s New Zealand tour is part of an exciting foreign exchange: from September 10 – 25 JBB’s new Easy Star label mates, New Zealand’s The Black Seeds, will make its North American debut opening for JBB at 11 shows across the U.S. Then, The Black Seeds return the favor in November by bringing JBB to their home country to open for them.
The band will also release its most recent studio album, Amplify, in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. As a bonus, the album will be packaged with tracks from the remix EP JBB released earlier in 2009, Re-Amplify, including tracks produced by Australian urban roots powerhouse Blue King Brown, UK remixer Wrongtom, UK artist/producer GoldieLocks and Juno Award-nominated Canadian producer Dubmatix.
JBB’s U.S. tour will kick off at Unity, ME’s Unity Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, while its European outing will commence at Leamington Spa, UK’s The Assembly on October 1. The band will confirm the exact dates of its November tour of New Zealand in the coming weeks.